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Johns Hopkins Public Safety is committed to safeguarding our vibrant learning and working community through universal, progressive approaches to security that foster deep community relationships built on trust, cooperation, and mutual respect.

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Recent Updates

Application Now Open! Student Advisory Committee for Public Safety (SACPS): We are excited to announce that the 2024-2025 application for the Student Advisory Committee for Public Safety (SACPS) is now live and can be found hereThe application will close at 11:59 p.m. on March 29, 2024.    

Public Comment Period for Draft JHPD Policies Concludes: Even though the public comment process has concluded, we will regularly review and update policies and welcome your feedback via email ( or the JHPS feedback form, Contact Public Safety. All feedback received during the public comment period will be included in a future report.

Experts Address Community Questions in Second ‘Ask the Expert’: Dr. Bard, vice president of public safety, and James Whalen, former Chief of Police at the University of Cincinnati, discuss policy questions around jurisdiction, transparency, culture, and more.  Watch the conversation.

Second Tranche of Draft JHPD Policies Posted for Public Comment: Additional draft policies are available for community review and feedback over a 60-day public comment period, which will conclude on January 29. Review draft policies here.

Experts Discuss “University Policing, Policy, and Getting it Right”: Dr. Bard, vice president of public safety, and Dr. Robin Engel, a nationally known and respected criminologist, discuss and address community questions about progressive policing reforms and JHPD’s first tranche of draft policies. Learn more by watching the “Ask the Experts” conversation.

Draft JHPD Policies Posted for Public Comment: The first tranche of Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD) draft policies was posted for a 60-day public comment period on September 21. The deadline to review these policies was extended by 30 days to December 20.

Policy Development and Feedback Process Shared with Community: Dr. Bard, vice president of public safety, hosted a virtual forum to discuss the JHPD policy development and feedback process on April 27, 2023. View the recording of the forum here.